Safety Manager

  • Job Reference: 1108656863-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2023
  • Recruiter: LEPRINO FOODS
  • Location: Lubbock, Texas
  • Salary: On Application

Job Description

For our future state-of-the art 600+ person Lubbock, TX cheese and whey manufacturing facility, Leprino is seeking a Plant Safety Manager to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of innovation, technological advancement, process improvement, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be the "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.

Leprino Foods broke ground on the $1 Billion facility in the summer of 2022. The plan will be operation in 2024 with Phase 1 and will become fully operational by 2026 with Phase 2. You will play a crucial role in creating a healthy work environment for our employees, thereby fostering positive working relationships and teamwork. You will report directly to the Plant Engineering Manager and interact regularly with the Plant Manager, other department managers and Senior Leadership.

  • Lead and direct the plant Safety & Health process to support risk reduction, injury prevention, and compliance with federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Main position responsibilities include safety leadership, safety training and education, safety inspections, engagement in the safety process, regulatory compliance, incident analysis and response, and PSM/RMP/HAZMAT.
  • The right candidate will be visible on production floor with regular weekly interaction with front-line leadership and department managers. 40% of your time should be spent on the production floor.
  • Primary safety process leader for facility by providing strategic direction for safety as a peer member of the plant leadership team.
  • Provide technical safety support by performing hazard assessments for major risks such as machine guarding, ergonomics, confined spaces, construction, and work at height.
  • Manages safety support staff, plant security team, and budget.
  • Participate in annual operating plans and interim reviews.
  • Report on metrics and maintains safety systems to drive compliance, including developing detailed performance and tracking mechanisms for leading and lagging safety performance.
  • Drive corporate safety improvement initiatives at the plant level.
  • Regularly report formally to the site leadership team on the status of safety systems progress and results.
  • Develop and manage safety training plan and content for the site, including New Employee Orientation, and compliance-based and job-specific safety training for technical subject matter (i.e., HAZMAT, confined space, energized work, PSM, combustible dust, industrial hygiene).
  • Develop and coordinate safety promotions and engagement activities by providing regular safety communication material for plant-wide distribution.
  • Be humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, tenacious, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.

Offering You In Return

  • The opportunity to join a company that will invest in you for the long-term. Leprino couldn't be where it is today without our incredible workforce. That's why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring people who are in it for the long run with Leprino is our ultimate goal. Through competitive salaries, healthcare benefits, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, and sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit, incentives, and our annual Profit Sharing plan - Leprino hires to retire.
  • The ability to be a part of a brand new greenfield manufacturing facility in West Texas.

You Have (Minimum Qualifications)

  • Bachelor's Degree in Occupational Safety or any Safety Management discipline.
  • 8 years of experience in a Safety position, with a substantial portion within a manufacturing environment.
  • 2 years of progressive leadership experience as a Safety/EHS Supervisor or Manager.
  • Strong functional/technical skills and knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations including OSHA CFR 29-2910 General Industry Standards.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA CFR 29-1926 Construction Industry Standards.

You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications)

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification.
  • Active affiliation with appropriate safety networks and organizations.
  • Familiarity with a 24/7 food or beverage manufacturing environment.

A career with Leprino Foods means you'll be part of a worldwide family of individuals dedicated to producing high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Your contributions will be noticed and rewarded as you work to further our company, our customers, and one another. Apply today to learn more about our EHS career path.

Offering you in return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.

Our Story:

Leprino Foods' history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company. To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?

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